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Logo EMULSION OF LIQUID PARAFFIN - LENNON

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

EMULSION OF LIQUID PARAFFIN - LENNON

COMPOSITION:
Each 10 mL contains:
  Liquid Paraffin 5 mL
Preservatives:
  Methylhydroxybenzoate 0,08% m/v
  Propylhydroxybenzoate 0,02% m/v
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 11.5 Laxatives.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
A laxative with lubricant properties.

INDICATIONS:
For the symptomatic relief of constipation.

WARNINGS:
This medicine should not be used in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Frequent or prolonged use of this preparation may result in dependence on laxatives. Prolonged use may interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

If a sudden change in bowel habits persists over a period of two weeks consult your doctor before using this product. It should not be used for a period longer than one week unless ordered by a doctor, especially during pregnancy.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Not recommended for children under the age of two years.

Adults:
5 - 30 mL (1 - 6 medicine measures).
Children:
(6 - 12 years)
2,5 - 10 mL (½ - 2 medicine measures) daily in divided doses or at bedtime.

SHAKE THE BOTTLE

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Prolonged use should be avoided
Liquid paraffin is absorbed to a slight extent when emulsified and may give rise to granulomatous reactions. Should not be given to bedridden patients because the liquid paraffin may be aspirated and cause lipid pneumonitis. Do not use during lactation, unless directed by a doctor.

INTERACTIONS:
The absorption of liquid paraffin may be enhanced by the concomitant use of dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate (a stool softener).

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Excessive dosage may result in anal seepage and irritation.

IDENTIFICATION:
Upon shaking, the preparation reveals itself to be a smooth white to off-white product, free of oil globules and visible evidence of separation.

PRESENTATION:
Amber P.V.C. bottles containing 200 mL and 500 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C in airtight containers.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
W/11.5/276.

NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Lennon Limited
7 Fairclough Road
Port Elizabeth
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
14 th February 1990. M820

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